Fall 2016

Our exciting fall season features 14 extraordinary short films over three programs. An eclectic mix of feel good, moody, thrillers and animation. Please join us for the screenings at Theaterlab (357 West 36th St., 3rd Floor).

PROGRAM A – Sat, Sept 10th at 5pm
Tickets: $7 HERE

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CHANGING OF THE LEAVES
Written & Directed by Emory Parker
USA | 8 Min
A weary old woman seeks help around the house from a sweet neighborhood boy.

 

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FISH
Written & Directed by Andrew Ruiz
USA | 10 MIN
A young boy puts his father in a difficult position when he tries to smuggle his pet Betta fish past airport security.

 

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THE JUMP
Directed by Jamal Hodge, Written by Eric Lockley
USA | 8 Min
As a child, Eric believes that the water is magical. In the water, there is nothing he can’t do. But a life-changing encounter with bullies at a pool plants seeds of self-doubt. Still haunted by the experience as an adult, Eric decides that the only way to take back control over his life is to get back into the water. If he can face his fears 30-feet above the water, then he’ll rediscover his magic–and realize he has had the power to conquer his fears all along.

 

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QUALIA
Written & Directed by Jesse Lupini
Canada | 18 Min
Alicia and Corbin have been growing apart recently, as Corbin has been completely absorbed in his quantum physics experiments. When Corbin mysteriously disappears in front of her eyes, she finds that he had been working on the idea that the universe was a simulation, and nothing was real.

 

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VENICE
Written & Directed by Venetia Taylor
Australia | 4 Min
Josh is in Venice, Mum is in Sydney. Josh doesn’t understand backpacking, Mum doesn’t understand Skype.

 

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PROGRAM B | Sat, Sept 10th at 7:30pm

Tickets: $7 HERE

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CIVIL
Written & Directed Andrew Huggins
USA | 9 Min
Five individuals’ lives will be changed forever on this fateful day in South Carolina, 1865.

 

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DEFLATED
Directed by Susan K. Brigham, Written by Judith Eisenberg
USA | 13 Min
A quirky, character-driven comedy about a middle-aged mother’s well-intentioned but misguided journey through the inevitable messiness, sorrow, and joy of sex.

 

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I DON’T BELIEVE IN THAT
Directed by Neil Fennell, Written by Guy Olivieri
USA | 9 Min
How can Derrick and Keith be so in love, and so NOT on-the-same-page?

 

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TOTAL PERFORMANCE
Written & Directed by Sean Meehan
USA | 17 Min
Cori is and actress, but her main gig is something a little bit weirder. She works for a company that employs actors to play opposite real people who want to rehearse a difficult conversation. A breakup, a firing, or even an embarrassing confession: the company that she works for provides a living, breathing “sparring dummy” for their clients.

 

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THE UNFORGIVEN
Written & Directed by Jason Piccioni
USA | 9 Min
In Purgatory, a cynical angel is forced to confront his own skepticism when he tries to save another soul.

 

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PROGRAM C | Mon, Sept 26 at 7:15pm

Tickets: $7 HERE

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ARTS AND CRAFTS
Written & Directed by Nina Gielen
USA | 14 Min
When Misha was small, he and his mother would spend hours creating their own toys and animals out of sticks and leaves. It’s been over a year since Misha’s mother died, and he now lives alone with his dad. Still hoping she might come home eventually, Misha leaves the door unlocked for her every night, much to his father’s consternation.

Invoking her with cherished objects that link the two of them together, returning to look for her in the woods where they used to play, and even inflicting self-harm to get her attention have all failed to bring the mother back… So far.

 

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BEHIND THE WALL
Written & Directed by Bat-Sheva Guez
USA | 17 Min
In this magical realism tale, an injured young dancer flees her old life and moves into a strange dilapidated apartment – an apartment with a view into a world that moves to its own distinct rhythm.

 

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DIE FORMEL (THE FORMULA)
Written & Directed by Kathrin Frey
Switzerland | 15 Min | In German
Miss Fibel was always an exemplary employee until the day she started responding to all orders with «I would prefer not to». A short film about a strange phrase with fatal consequences. <br><br>

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EDMOND
Written & Directed by Nina Gantz
UK | 9 Min
Edmond’s impulse to love and be close to others is strong—maybe too strong. As he stands by a lake contemplating his options, he reflects on his defining moments in search of the origin of his desires. Sundance & BAFTA Award-winning film.